Bill Text - SB549 (2018)

(New Title) relative to plans of safe care for infants affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.


Revision: Feb. 1, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

SB 549-FN-A - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/01/2018   0310s

2018 SESSION

18-2874

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 549-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to plans of safe care for infants affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs health care providers to develop, in conjunction with the department of health and human services and the child's parent or guardian, a plan of safe care for a child born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0310s 18-2874

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to plans of safe care for infants affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Protection for Maternity and Infancy; Plan of Safe Care.  Amend RSA 132 by inserting after section 10-d the following new section:

132:10-e  Notification and Development of a Plan of Safe Care.  Health care providers involved in the delivery or care of infants born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder shall notify the department of health and human services of the occurrence of such condition.  The health care provider shall develop a plan of safe care, in cooperation with the department of health and human services, division of public health services and division for children, youth and families, as appropriate, and with the infant's parents or guardians to ensure the infant's safety and well-being following release from the care of the health care provider.  The plan shall take into account whether the infant's prenatal substance exposure is a result of the use of medication prescribed for the mother by a health care provider.  Such exposure shall not form the basis for a referral to the department for potential abuse or neglect, but shall be included in the plan of safe care provided to the department to ensure the safety and well-being of the infant, to address health and substance use treatment needs of the infant and affected family member or caregiver, and to ensure that appropriate referrals are made and services are delivered to the infant and affected family member or caregiver.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2874

1/3/18

 

SB 549-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for the Sununu health services center and relative to infants born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$1

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill appropriates $1 to the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2018 for the purpose of addressing budget shortfalls at the Sununu Youth Services Center.  In addition, the bill requires providers involved in the delivery or care of infants born with and affected by prenatal drug or alcohol exposure to notify the Department of such condition.  Providers are also required to cooperate with the Department in the development of a plan of safe care.  The Department assumes that monitoring, tracking, and implementing plans of safe care will result in an indeterminable increase in expenditures.  The Department further notes that this section is necessary in order for the State to remain compliant with the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  The Department expects to administer a combined $130,000 per year of funds from these acts in FY 2018 and FY 2019.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

SB 549-FN-A - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/01/2018   0310s

2018 SESSION

18-2874

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 549-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to plans of safe care for infants affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs health care providers to develop, in conjunction with the department of health and human services and the child's parent or guardian, a plan of safe care for a child born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0310s 18-2874

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to plans of safe care for infants affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Protection for Maternity and Infancy; Plan of Safe Care.  Amend RSA 132 by inserting after section 10-d the following new section:

132:10-e  Notification and Development of a Plan of Safe Care.  Health care providers involved in the delivery or care of infants born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder shall notify the department of health and human services of the occurrence of such condition.  The health care provider shall develop a plan of safe care, in cooperation with the department of health and human services, division of public health services and division for children, youth and families, as appropriate, and with the infant's parents or guardians to ensure the infant's safety and well-being following release from the care of the health care provider.  The plan shall take into account whether the infant's prenatal substance exposure is a result of the use of medication prescribed for the mother by a health care provider.  Such exposure shall not form the basis for a referral to the department for potential abuse or neglect, but shall be included in the plan of safe care provided to the department to ensure the safety and well-being of the infant, to address health and substance use treatment needs of the infant and affected family member or caregiver, and to ensure that appropriate referrals are made and services are delivered to the infant and affected family member or caregiver.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2874

1/3/18

 

SB 549-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for the Sununu health services center and relative to infants born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$1

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill appropriates $1 to the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2018 for the purpose of addressing budget shortfalls at the Sununu Youth Services Center.  In addition, the bill requires providers involved in the delivery or care of infants born with and affected by prenatal drug or alcohol exposure to notify the Department of such condition.  Providers are also required to cooperate with the Department in the development of a plan of safe care.  The Department assumes that monitoring, tracking, and implementing plans of safe care will result in an indeterminable increase in expenditures.  The Department further notes that this section is necessary in order for the State to remain compliant with the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  The Department expects to administer a combined $130,000 per year of funds from these acts in FY 2018 and FY 2019.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services